Tag Archives: Shackleton

Penguins to Dame Barbara Hepworth

  • Penguins are flightless sea-birds, found mainly in the southern hemisphere and in Antarctica in particular.  They are also chocolate biscuits.  Both appear to be enjoyed by children of all ages.
  • “Boy Overboard” is a novel by Morris Gleitzman, published by Penguin Books.  It tells the tale of some children who, after many adventures are rescued by the Australian Navy.
  • In August 1930, the Royal Australian Navy submarine depot ship, HMAS Platypus was renamed HMAS Penguin.  In 1941 it was renamed HMAS Platypus again.
  • In 1936, an Australian radiographer named Frank Shackleton-Fergus, became the first man to X-ray a live duck-billed platypus.
  • In 1907, Frank Shackleton, younger brother of the famous explorer, Earnest Shackleton, was suspected of having stolen the Irish Crown Jewels.
  • The Koh-i-Noor diamond forms part of the British crown jewels.
  • The Czech arts supplies company, Koh-i-Noor manufactures chalk and oil based crayons and pastels.
  • The crayon brand name Crayola was derived from the French words craie (chalk) and oléagineux (oily).
  • Crayola crayons are made by Binney and Smith, a company originally known as the Peekskill Chemical Company.
  • In 2006, the sculptor Michael Mahalchick was a contributor to the Peekskill Project, in Peekskill, NY.
  • Sculptor Jocelyn Shipley collaborated with Michael Mahalchick in the 2002 exhibition, ‘Transmogrification’.
  • The sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth was born Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth

I posted the above some time ago on Stevyn Colgan‘s Joined Up Thinking site over at Ning. Sadly this site no longer exists, so I thought I’d give my contribution a new airing here.

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Penguins are flightless sea-birds, found mainly in the southern hemisphere and in Antarctica in particular.  They are also chocolate biscuits.  Both appear to be enjoyed by children of all ages.

 

“Boy Overboard” is a novel by Morris Gleitzman, published by Penguin Books.  It tells the tale of some children who, after many adventures are rescued by the Australian Navy.

 

In August 1930, the Royal Australian Navy submarine depot ship, HMAS Platypus was renamed HMAS Penguin.  In 1941 it was renamed HMAS Platypus again.

 

In 1936, an Australian radiographer named Frank Shackleton-Fergus, became the first man to X-ray a live duck-billed platypus.

 

In 1907, Frank Shackleton, younger brother of the famous explorer, Earnest Shackleton, was suspected of having stolen the Irish Crown Jewels.

 

The Koh-i-Noor diamond forms part of the British crown jewels

 

The Czech arts supplies company, Koh-i-Noor, manufacture chalk and oil based crayons and pastels.

 

The crayon brand name Crayola was derived from the French words craie (chalk) and oléagineux (oily).

 

Crayola crayons are made by Binney and Smith, a company originally known as the Peekskill Chemical Company

 

In 2006, the sculptor Michael Mahalchick was a contributor to the Peekskill Project, in Peekskill, NY.

 

Sculptor Jocelyn Shipley collaborated with Michael Mahalchick in the 2002 exhibition, ‘Transmogrification’.

 

The sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth was born Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth